Phil Roberts

CEO and owner

Parasole Restaurant Holdings

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With one fo the most enduring and adored restaurant empires in the Twin Cities, Phil Roberts always wanted to have fun while creating places where people can relax, enjoy good food, and never feel inferior. The irrepressible Roberts joined college buddy Pete Mihajlov in elevating local dining, first with Muffuletta in St. Paul and then with more than a dozen other restaurants, inlcuding Manny's, Oceanaire, Buca di Beppo, Salut, and Chino Latino. In every venture, Roberts unabashedly shakes up demure Minnesotans, with ribald humor, boundary-pushing food and lively atmospheres to cultivate rollicking good times--and annual revenues of more than $60 billion.